Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips

RB Leipzig are playing against Manchester City in the Champions League match on the 16th of September in the Etihad Stadium, Manchester at 00:30 IST. Man City are taking the field in CL for the first time after the final heartbreak last season. Leipzig would hope to cause an upset or two.

Manchester City Form and Team News

Manchester City had in the last season all required qualities to become the European champions but let it slip in the final against fellow English rivals Chelsea. They are placed alongside PSG, Leipzig and Club Brugge in Group A. By the look of it, this is the toughest group in the lot. They were one of the best clubs in the world last season and as it has been for many seasons now, but even the league titles speak for themselves, the hunt for a European championship is still happening as mentioned, and they faltered in the final last time around. They finished the league as the number one team, they were so dominant in the league that they were confirmed with the title even before the last three games of the season. The league form has never been the question for this Man City team, they need to replicate this in the championships and winning those could be the priority for the blues. 

Superstar manager Pep Guardiola has been instrumental in Man City winning multiple league titles in the past few years, but his conundrum of not being able to win the European Championship after the famous Barcelona reign in 2011 is still up for debate, he could’ve buried the conversation had he won the championship last season, but that was not to be. There was a slew of activity in the transfer window for Man city and some key players have been transferred and some key players were also drafted in. However, this team would have nothing but a triumphant run in this season in mind. 

Leipzig Form and Team News

Leipzig is an ever-improving team. They are slowly becoming a German powerhouse club alongside Bayern and Dortmund. But their CL form has been quite scratchy to say nonetheless. They got knocked out by Liverpool in the pre-quarter clash last season. Leipzig finished last season as the second-best team in the German circuit with 65 points from 34 matches. They are well and truly becoming one of Germany’s best club in terms of the results garnered over the past seasons. They are playing against Manchester City in a high voltage clash and they would want to finish on a positive note. The objective of Leipzig is clear from here on, they need to translate their form into a championship winning mindset which is the only aspect of the game which needs a bit more polishing. Once that’s sorted, they’ll become hard to beat.

They have roped in a new manager in the form of Jesse Marsch who has considerable experience in the Bundesliga having managed the Salzburg team before Leipzig. Salzburg was playing some great football under him, and he would hope to replicate that sort of a performance here as well. Silva, Forsberg, Poulsen and co. would be a handful to put in performances of class to win matches and consequently try their hand at winning championships more.

Odds by Casumo

Manchester City are favourites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.32 odds while RB Leipzig is placed at 9.50. The odds for a draw is 5.50.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Manchester City have been phenomenal in the last two-three games with almost everything going their way. They are strong at home and on the road as well. The league winners last season had almost run away with the league as regards the points and they are expected to continue their excellent run at home against Leipzig here as well. Lots of goals are expected. Man City is facing Leipzig for the first time in history and the unpredictability factor could play its part in Leipzig’s mindset and they could turn it around as well.

Tip 1: Total Goals over 3.5

In the last five games that RB Leipzig have played across competitions, three matches have had the total goals over 3.5. Playing away, RB Leipzig in the last three matches, have had one match where the total goal count to be over 3.5. Manchester City on the other hand has had two out of the last three matches when the total goals were over 3.5. Playing at home, Manchester City in the last four matches have had all four matches where the score line read more than 3.5 goals. Manchester City has been raking in goals for fun this season and this match could give us another episode of that. So its more likely that the match between Leipzig and Manchester City will have more than 3.5 goals in total. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the total goals to be over 3.5 is 2.32.

Tip 2: Both teams not to score

Leipzig in the last five matches played across competitions have had four matches where both teams have not scored. Playing away, in the last three matches, all three of Leipzig’s matches have had both teams not scoring. Manchester City across all competitions has seen all five of the last five matches where both teams have not scored. So with all the above stats and considering the home advantage that Manchester City possess, Leipzig who are known for their watertight defence will still need an extra effort to contain the strikers of Man City and in turn we can expect the match to have both teams not scoring. The odds for both teams not to score is 1.89 according to the Casumo Sportsbook. 


Manchester City would be wary of how teams have in the past managed to win the Championship after the final’s loss, Read Bayern Munich, Liverpool and co. Leipzig would hope to translate their league play into the Champions league from here on. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

Total Goals over 3.5 @ 2.32.

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